Double alumnus, former Microsoft COO Robert Herbold commits $2 million to Case Western Reserve for an endowed professorship recognizing transformative teaching

Robert Herbold, who earned his MS in mathematics in 1966 and PhD in computer science in 1968 at Case Western Reserve University, has committed $2 million to endow an engineering professorship to recognize and support a faculty member who excels at teaching, builds new curricula and actively mentors students.

Microsoft features Case Western Reserve’s signature software for anatomy education at two online events

Case Western Reserve University’s HoloAnatomy® Software Suite will star this week in online events that Microsoft is hosting for colleges and universities– Tuesday, Jan. 26, in a webinar titled “A New Vision for Medical Education” and Wednesday, Jan. 27, in Microsoft’s HoloLens Industry Summit, which will include an education break-out session.

Global first in mixed-reality education during COVID-19 pandemic

The developers of Case Western Reserve University’s signature HoloAnatomy mixed-reality software for the Microsoft HoloLens knew they were likely achieving a global first this Spring when they quickly pivoted to the first-ever, all-remote anatomy course when the COVID-19 pandemic kept 185 first-year medical students from coming to campus.
Now, they have data reporting that an overwhelming majority of those students across the U.S. and Canada not only preferred the remote course, but believe they can effectively learn anatomy via the mixed-reality application.

Johns Hopkins Medicine Announces Microsoft Azure Will Become Its Preferred Cloud Platform for Its inHealth Precision Medicine Initiative

Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) today announced a five-year relationship with Microsoft Corp. centered on Microsoft’s Azure and analytical tools that will support new discoveries, as part of JHM’s inHealth precision medicine initiative. The work will bring together JHM’s leading global research expertise with the power of Microsoft Azure and its artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities and flexible infrastructure to advance JHM’s discoveries that will benefit personalized health care. Johns Hopkins will maintain total control over its data.